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Re: Bike TLC

Post by 1954Selmer » Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:23 pm

Your Cannondale brings back great memories. Each year, my younger brother and I would go to South Padre Island. It was windsurfing (F2 and Mistral), and we both had a Cannondale. I traded mine for a bottle of bourbon, that fucker still has his...
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Re: Bike TLC

Post by SoCal C4S » Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:34 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
SoCal C4S wrote:I also have a Cannondale 29 hardtail. Love it!

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That’s a beauty. I’ve been looking at the Trek Marlin 6. I really don’t need anything more high performance than that.
That’s as much as I’ll ever need now. I used to have a Gary Fisher dual suspension eons ago when I was younger.

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Re: Bike TLC

Post by BacoNoir » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:06 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:Chris there are few things you can do to make it perfect. First make sure the saddle,stem combo is still perfect for your fit. Second change out your brake/shifter cables. Next would be a new chain. They stretch over time and you can never get them adjusted right. Of course tires and tubes are a huge plus https://www.jensonusa.com/search?q=26%20tire

See if you have a local shop that can do a good tune up on it. Enjoy it.
I have a bag of new cables, but everything is working great so I’m not looking to mess with it. If something breaks, I’ll replace it.
I cleaned the drivetrain and have it some fresh oil. Shifting is pretty good, and being that I live in the flattest place in Earth, I don’t need to shift too often.
I’m going to order a new pair of grips and enjoy it as is for a while.
My 12 year old likes to ride it, so I may end up having to get myself something new anyway.

I’d think about changing out the brake pads too - they might have hardened up over time and not be too grippy.

Nice job bringing it back to life!
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Re: Bike TLC

Post by CGSshorty » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:18 pm

I hit the pads with a flat metal file to knock off the shine. They feel good as new, for now. I’ll probably order a new set anyway.
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Re: Bike TLC

Post by toxicavenger » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:27 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:18 pm
I hit the pads with a flat metal file to knock off the shine. They feel good as new, for now. I’ll probably order a new set anyway.
yeah that is what I do also. I also go over the rims where the brakes hit with some green scratch pad to clean off any old material.

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Re: Bike TLC

Post by TSD » Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:44 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:39 am
four20 wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:36 am
if it has a Pepperoni fork, i'll buy it :cheers:
that was a dope fork. and a cool name.
M800 I bought new in ‘93. Not fo sale :mrgreen:

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Post by Ryeguy » Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:57 am

TSD wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:44 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:39 am
four20 wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:36 am
if it has a Pepperoni fork, i'll buy it :cheers:
that was a dope fork. and a cool name.
M800 I bought new in ‘93. Not fo sale :mrgreen:

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I remember riding a zero suspension MT bike just like that (even down to the purple anodized brake calipers) down ski mountains in VT back in '94 - '95 time frame. What a great time!

I can distinctly remember having to manually open my hands after every run down the MT. They'd be locked into almost claws from hanging onto the bicycle grips and brakes.

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Post by TSD » Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:22 am

Ryeguy wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:57 am
I remember riding a zero suspension MT bike just like that (even down to the purple anodized brake calipers) down ski mountains in VT back in '94 - '95 time frame. What a great time!

I can distinctly remember having to manually open my hands after every run down the MT. They'd be locked into almost claws from hanging onto the bicycle grips and brakes.
So true, Chris. It's a ton of fun, and a very light frame that can get away from you. I went over the handles more than a few times trail riding in the Blue Ridge like that. :lol:

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Post by justsellbrgs » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:43 am

I recently had a guy I ride with pick up my rigs and do the service (help him out a bit) ....and he dropped off a JAMIS SEQUEL for me to ride while he was doing the service..

if you are not looking to hit trails or enter Tour de France check out Urban Commuter bikes like the one I mentioned..... or Giant Toughroad, Kona Dew, Cannondale Quick, etc....... nice rides. more upright, comfortable -- come in 650B or 29er.

bikes are like watches..... N+1
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Post by toxicavenger » Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:09 pm

Ryeguy wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:57 am
I distinctly remember having to manually open my hands after every run down the MT. They'd be locked into almost claws from hanging onto the bicycle grips and brakes.
we called this the "oh-shit-grip"

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Post by CGSshorty » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:34 pm

Now I want one of these:
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Post by hobbit712 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:47 am

A couple of nice Surly's. Not sure I quite get single speeds. :shrug:
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Post by justsellbrgs » Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:49 am

I have those Sunriser bars on my Surly --- great
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Post by Joeprez » Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:30 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:34 pm
Now I want one of these:
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I dig those, specially the first one. I'm not a fan of road bike because I like jumping curbs and shit. Also, my best time on the local paved trail is on my fixed road bike, vs. my mountain bike... guess not being able to rely on the gears makes me push myself harder :shrug:

I've been thinking about putting meatier tires on the fixie or selling it and getting a fix mtb.

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Re: Bike TLC

Post by JDC222 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:59 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:34 pm
Now I want one of these:
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Surly makes some cool bikes! I think the Pugsley would be fun too!

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Post by CGSshorty » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:56 am

hobbit712 wrote:A couple of nice Surly's. Not sure I quite get single speeds. :shrug:
It is so flat over here I hardly ever need to use gears. I love the simplicity of this bike.
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Post by CGSshorty » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:58 am

JDC222 wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:34 pm
Now I want one of these:
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Surly makes some cool bikes! I think the Pugsley would be fun too!

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I see a lot of people on fat bikes, but I don’t really get the point of it where I live. They certainly look great, though.
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Post by hobbit712 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:23 am

CGSshorty wrote:
hobbit712 wrote:A couple of nice Surly's. Not sure I quite get single speeds. :shrug:
It is so flat over here I hardly ever need to use gears. I love the simplicity of this bike.
I guess if I was thirty years younger and thirty pounds lighter I might have a use. Image

I need a two speed for my local trails. Image

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Re: Bike TLC

Post by abuemily » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:26 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
SoCal C4S wrote:I also have a Cannondale 29 hardtail. Love it!

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That’s a beauty. I’ve been looking at the Trek Marlin 6. I really don’t need anything more high performance than that.
If you can find a dealer, look at the Giant Talon instead—we sell both at our shop, and for the same or less money you get better level components.


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Post by CGSshorty » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:58 pm

Thank you. Once stores open up again I’ll have to take a look.
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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:43 pm

You need a cruiser if you like that style of surly https://www.citygrounds.com/collections ... -bmx-bikes

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Post by CGSshorty » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:38 pm

toxicavenger wrote:You need a cruiser if you like that style of surly https://www.citygrounds.com/collections ... -bmx-bikes
I hate cruisers. That’s not even remotely similar.

Edit: I thought you meant beach cruisers. My God, those suck.
Those big BMX bikes are uncomfortable. I need to be able to stretch out.
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Post by gamecock111 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:58 pm

abuemily wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
SoCal C4S wrote:I also have a Cannondale 29 hardtail. Love it!

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That’s a beauty. I’ve been looking at the Trek Marlin 6. I really don’t need anything more high performance than that.
If you can find a dealer, look at the Giant Talon instead—we sell both at our shop, and for the same or less money you get better level components.


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What you do recommend for n+1. I have a trek stache for mtb. I love the bike, but thinking about another for light trail and road work.

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Post by dnslater » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:59 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:58 am
JDC222 wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:34 pm
Now I want one of these:
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Surly makes some cool bikes! I think the Pugsley would be fun too!

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I see a lot of people on fat bikes, but I don’t really get the point of it where I live. They certainly look great, though.
I rented a Pugsly at a ski resort in Colorado a few winters ago and it was a blast riding on groomed snowy cross country trails.

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Re: Bike TLC

Post by toxicavenger » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:13 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:38 pm
toxicavenger wrote:You need a cruiser if you like that style of surly https://www.citygrounds.com/collections ... -bmx-bikes
I hate cruisers. That’s not even remotely similar.

Edit: I thought you meant beach cruisers. My God, those suck.
Those big BMX bikes are uncomfortable. I need to be able to stretch out.
Yeah definitely not a beach cruiser. :mrgreen:

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